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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Security developments in Iraq, Dec 12

Dec 12 (Reuters) - Following are security and other developments in Iraq as of 1300 GMT on Tuesday:

*BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber killed 60 people and wounded 221 in central Baghdad on Tuesday after luring a crowd of poor day labourers to his vehicle with promises of work, the Interior Ministry said.

*MOSUL - Gunmen shot dead a television cameraman working for Associated Press Television News in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the U.S. news organisation and Iraqi police said.

*RIYADH - A mortar round landed on a house, killing a mother and her two children and wounded two others in the town of Riyadh 60 km (40 miles) southwest of the northern oil city of Kirkuk, police said.

*NEAR HAWIJA - Gunmen shot dead two policemen near the town of Hawija 70 km (45 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, police said.

KIRKUK - Police found a body with gunshot wounds in the town of Chemin, 15 km (8 km) north of the northern oil city of Kirkuk, police said.

MOSUL - Police found the bodies of four people, including an elderly woman, in different parts of the northern city of Mosul. All had gunshot wounds.

BASRA - Gunmen killed an Iraqi army colonel north of the southern city of Basra as he headed to his office.
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